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Departmental Transcriptionist, Healthy Ageing & Rehab (VID: 4993)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Ambulatory Care - Ambulatory Care Centre
Position Type: Administration
Appointment Type: Permanent/Part-time
Close Date: 3/11/2019
​We have an opportunity for an experienced typist/transcriptionist to work in our Healthy Ageing and Rehabilitation Cluster as a Departmental Transcriptionist. This role supports departments within the Cluster by providing effective and timely typing and transcription services to the people in our region that use our service. 
This role is 20 hours per week, and up to 28 hours between Monday to Friday with some negotiation around the actual split of hours for the right person.
This is a busy role and excellent communication skills are paramount and a willingness to be a team player is a must as you will also provide support to your colleagues who work for other departments. You will be customer focused with excellent keyboard skills, communication and secretarial/ administrative skills and possess the following attributes:
  • Excellent word processing/data entry skills and a working knowledge of Microsoft Word
  • Ability to maintain a high standard of accuracy and presentation
  • Experience with medical terminology and Winscribe would be an advantage – excellent touch typing skills are essential as you will be working with an electronic dictation system
  • Able to work closely with colleagues and the ability to manage a variety of departments needs in a busy environment
  • Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines/KPI’s
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • A strong commitment toward quality improvement.
MidCentral District Health Board is committed to ensuring that children and young people are safe from abuse and harm. As part of our commitment to children and young people, and in line with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014, appointment to positions that involve regular or overnight contact with children will include worker safety checks. These checks are in addition to the requirement to have a satisfactory police clearance. Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates. More information about the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 is available from the Ministry of Vulnerable Children website.

MidCentral District Health Board employs more than 2500 staff at Manawatu, Palmerston North, Tararua and Horowhenua and Otaki districts.
Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary hospital, which services an urban population of 80,000 and a total population catchment of 168,000. In addition, the hospital is a teaching hospital, and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.
Palmerston North is a major university city and is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures. Wellington the capital city, is only a two hour journey by road, as are the wine growing regions of Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa.


For further information:
Human Resources
Private Bag 11036
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442

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